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Healing the Shame that Binds You: Recovery Classics Edition Paperback – 20 January 2006
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Shame is the heartbeat of addiction.
Shame is a healthy emotion, but for addicts shame is an emotion that festers. It destroys our ability to love, to find happiness, to be spontaneous and it reinforces feelings of self-loathing and unworthiness.
In recovery we learn to admit our defects and make amends, to identify the trauma and pain we have experienced and which we have caused.
In Bradshaw's groundbreaking book we learn how to rid ourselves of toxic shame and to experience shame as a healthy emotion, essential to our recovery. Healthy shame reinforces our sense of self and worthiness, allowing us to acknowledge and defend our boundaries, to feel happiness and pleasure in a life of sobriety.
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- Publisher : HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.; Revised ed edition (20 January 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 316 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0757303234
- ISBN-13 : 978-0757303234
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.03 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 80,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I do have a couple of reservations. Bradshaw is firmly rooted in the concept of God - although he is writing for a US audience, where levels of religious belief are higher than in the UK, it does grate occasionally. To be fair he states that "God" can mean whatever you want it to mean and he does not promote this or that religion - however there are Biblical quotes littered liberally through the book so draw your own conclusions. Personally I am a humanist but I had no trouble looking past The God Thing; it's still a great book. And of course the reference to a higher power is an integral part of the 12 steps programme, which Bradshaw draws upon. It's just something to bear in mind if, like me, you have negative experiences of organised religion which actually contributed to your shame. Don't dismiss it out of hand but be aware.